When I started The Healthy Hipster back in 2011 I was single, just out of grad school, and living in Toronto’s “west queen west” hipster mecca. I was learning what it meant to be an adult and part of that process meant learning how to balance my health (physical and emotional) with my desire to meet-all-the-people and do-all-the-things. I continued going out and “making the scene,” but I cut out alcohol, made healthier food choices, incorporated more physical activity into my life and went to therapy. Little by little, I started to figure out what balance looked like for me.
In the years since, I’ve grown up a little and changed a lot. I’m less rigid in my approach to food, fitness and health – and am generally kinder to myself than I was in my early 20’s. I’m trying to learn what a healthy life looks like for me now, as a gainfully employed 29 year old. I still love guys with flannel shirts and beards and warehouse parties in bushwick but I also want to like…self-actualize and make a difference in the world. Know what I’m saying?
This blog is my attempt to chronicle a different kind of “having-it-all.”
Full disclosure. I’m not a nutritionist, a yogi, a personal trainer or a life coach. I might share tips and advice on this blog, but these thoughts and ideas are my own and may or may not work for you. I just hope that in reading some of what I’ve gone through, you’ll gain something close to insight. Or you’ll just get a good cookie recipe, I’ve got a bunch of those.